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Posted by Moderator on September 15, 2000 at 20:13:18:

In Reply to: Re: WARNING, Consult Professionals First Re: right doses of B6/Mag posted by Ann on September 14, 2000 at 18:56:29:

Thanks for the information, and for sharing, but as you are a professional I urge you to emphasize to people who may be tempted to act on what you say that no treatment should be attempted based solely on an anonymous post.

Readers should realize that nothing in an anonymous post should be considered to be a credential or evidence of professional certification. Use a post as a starting point in your research, but always verify it with a professional licensed to practice medicine or to dispense dietary advice.

Being cautious is not impolite, and it is not impolite to be skeptical concerning treatments that may cause harm. In fact, caution should be liberally applied even to advice from a professional --- that is what second opinions are for.

Readers, without intending to disparage anyone, let me ask you to think about how many physicians or dieticians would dispense advice to you without ever seeing you --- not very many because of the liability involved. They would need to know about you and your medical history before advising any treatment.

So, when you receive advice anonymously about treatments over the Internet, be very, very cautious.

: Just wanted you to know I am a licensed health care professional
: as I am a licensed Doctor of Pharmacy. But always feel free to
: consult a DAN Doctor. These MD's except a few are the only ones
: that suggest thses alternative therapies that I know of.
: Ann

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